Clemson Releases Secondary Violations

Once a year the Clemson Athletic Department releases data concerning the drug testing results of its student-athletes over the course of the year. From July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006, 458 drug tests were conducted on Clemson student-athletes. Of the samples collected, seven (1.53 percent) returned positive results for marijuana.

There were no positive results for other banned substances (cocaine, alcohol or steroids).

Secondary Violations
January 2006 NCAA Bylaw 13.02.4.4 Dead Period. Prospect and their family made an unannounced visit to the office during the dead period. During that time the administrative graduate assistant held a conversation with the prospective student-athlete that extended beyond a greeting. Head coach notified compliance services of the violation. Results--Issued a letter of reprimand to administrative graduate assistant and reviewed legislation. Staff must count the contact as one of their permissible in-person contacts and reduce in-person contacts by one. Prospective student-athlete has been declared ineligible and sport has ceased recruiting.

March 2006 NCAA Bylaw 16.8.1.2 Competition While Representing Institution. Ineligible student-athlete traveled with team to a closed scrimmage and received travel expenses. Discovered and reported to compliance services by sport supervisor during a routine review of travel expenses. Result--Staff was fined twice the amount of the impermissible meal expense. Reviewed legislation with staff and required entire staff to attend the 2006 NCAA Compliance Regional Rules Seminar.

March 2006 NCAA Bylaw 16.02.3 Extra Benefit. Student-athlete's child received an impermissible benefit by traveling with the team to a closed scrimmage. Violation reported to compliance services by sport supervisor. Result--Student-athlete was declared ineligible until cost of extra benefit was repaid. Reviewed legislation with staff and required entire staff to attend the 2006 NCAA Compliance Regional Rules Seminar.

March 2006 NCAA Bylaw 16.02.3 Extra Benefit. Student-athlete's child received an impermissible benefit by traveling back from an away competition with the team. An athletic administrator that traveled with the team reported violation to compliance services. Result--Student-athlete declared ineligible until the cost of the impermissible benefit was repaid. Head coach received a letter of admonishment. Reviewed legislation with staff and required entire staff to attend the 2006 NCAA Compliance Regional Rules Seminar.

March 2006 NCAA Bylaw 14.11.1 Obligation of Member Institution to Withhold Student-Athlete from Competition and Bylaw 14.101 Institutional Responsibility for Eligibility Certification. Assistant coach allowed two ineligible student-athletes competed prior to being certified for competition. Head coach discovered violation after reviewing squad list and notified the sport supervisor. Sport supervisor notified compliance services. Result--Student-athletes declared ineligible and withheld from two competitions. Eligibility later restored by NCAA. Head coach received letter of reprimand and required to attend 2006 NCAA Compliance Regional Rules Seminar. Compliance services reviewed legislation with coach.

April 2006 NCAA Bylaw 14.11.1 Obligation of Member Institution to Withhold Student-Athlete from Competition and Bylaw 14.101 Institutional Responsibility for Eligibility Certification. Five ineligible student-athletes competed prior to being certified for competition. Head coach notified compliance services of violation. Student-athletes declared ineligible and will be withheld from to competitions during the 2006-07 academic year. Result-- Eligibility later restored by NCAA. Head coach received letter of reprimand and required to attend the 2006 NCAA Compliance Regional Rules Seminar. Compliance services reviewed legislation with coach.

June 2006 NCAA Bylaw 30.3 Certification of Compliance. Institution failed to complete the certification of compliance prior to the September 15th NCAA deadline. Reported by Compliance services. Result--Reviewed legislation with staff member. No further action.

June 2006 NCAA Bylaw 13.1.3.1 Time Period for Telephone Calls - General. Assistant coach telephone a prospective student-athlete because the coach was under the impression the prospect was a high school senior. Coach immediately ended the call when the coach realized the prospect was a junior. Assistant coach reported the violation to compliance services. Result Assistant coach received a letter of admonishment. Compliance services reviewed legislation with coach. Prospect was declared ineligible and later reinstated by NCAA.

June 2006 NCAA Bylaw 13.6.2.1 One Visit Limitation. Prospective student-athlete made two official visits to the institution. During compliance services annual reconciliation of official visits the violation was discovered by the sport and reported to compliance services. Prospective student-athlete declared ineligible until cost of second official visit is repaid. Result--Eligibility reinstatement pending. Compliance reviewed legislation with staff and required involved parties to attend the 2006 NCAA Compliance Regional Rules Seminar. All parties involved received letters of admonishment. Sport required to reduce the number of official visit by two from the four-year average for 2006-07.

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